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Old 12-21-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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Which of the following weapons is an assault weapon?
I'm old-fashioned. I like blued steel and wood.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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All weapons of war should be fully available to the civilian populace?
The firearms being discussed are not "weapons of war", despite the use of the inflammatory phrase by politicians who do (or at least should) know better. If they were, they would be used by the military, and they are not.

Facts are sticky little buggers, aren't they?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Arizona shooter got off 30 rounds in 30 seconds and was then tackled during a magazine change. So I'd say magazine size is entirely relevant as the difference between 10 round being fired and 30 could have certainly saved some lives.
A 6-year-old kid is going to tackle an adult shooter??
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm old-fashioned. I like blued steel and wood.
It was a trick question.

They're all the same weapon, just different cosmetic package options.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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nothing about clip size or assault weapons. all they want is more and more and more and more guns.
Yet another poor loon who believes that disarming law-abiding people will reduce the activities of criminals. Where do these people come from?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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The firearms being discussed are not "weapons of war", despite the use of the inflammatory phrase by politicians who do (or at least should) know better. If they were, they would be used by the military, and they are not.

Facts are sticky little buggers, aren't they?
LOL, reading comprehension is obviously not your forte. I was not calling semi-auto assault rifles "weapons of war". I asked the poster if he is in favor of eliminating all current gun laws and restrictions and allowing weapons of war into the civilian populace... e.g. shoulder fired missiles, tanks, fully auto guns, grenades, bombs, etc.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Which of the following weapons is an assault weapon?
The one(s) that can fire continuously like a machine gun.

In other words, none of them.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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It was a trick question.

They're all the same weapon, just different cosmetic package options.
The Mini-30 fires a larger cartridge (.30" diameter, same one the AK-47 fires). The rest are mouse guns (.223" diameter).
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Which of the following weapons is an assault weapon?
The one used to assault someone.

...Which is why gun owners tend to frown on banning certain types of guns... any gun can become an "assault weapon" in the wrong hands so the only real "solution" at the end of that road is to ban them all.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Walton County, GA
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Arizona shooter got off 30 rounds in 30 seconds and was then tackled during a magazine change. So I'd say magazine size is entirely relevant as the difference between 10 round being fired and 30 could have certainly saved some lives.
And thank god he got tackled. How often does that happen? I was not good at changing clips either. Ban those clips, and there are still millions out there, available outside the US. Easy to ship. Black market, they will also be very easy to get.
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